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'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Begins Tonight at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, presents HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane, on Hedy Lamarr's 102nd Birthday, as part its 7th season at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., NYC, tonight, November 9th, @ 7:30PM and Friday, November 11th @ 7:30PM. (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT to Present Holiday Star-Studded Spectacular, 12/19
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

On the heels of the show's most successful season in five years, Nick Cannon hosts an astounding evening with a talented cast of performers coming together for a special one-night only “America's Got Talent Holiday Spectacular.” (more...)

Fifth Graders To Perform Own Songs At MASTER CHORALES WITHIN, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

Inspirational people and landmarks in Boyle Heights are the subject of 12 songs that have been composed by fifth grade students at Carlos Santana Arts Academy in North Hills and Sheridan Street Elementary School in Boyle Heights as part of the Los Angeles Master Chorale's Voices Within education program. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Orlando (more...)

Luciole International Theatre Brings THE LITTLE PRINCE to Houston for the Holiday Season!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Luciole International Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts company dedicated to promoting international and multicultural exchanges through the arts, brings to life The Little Prince, q play by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. (more...)

Val Kilmer Comes to San Jose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director), announced today that Val Kilmer will appear in person at the theatre on December 29 and December 30 to introduce two special film screenings of his one-man play about Mark Twain. The one-man show, CITIZEN TWAIN, has played to sold-out houses at performing arts venues nationwide.  (more...)

Allelujah Releases 'The Death of Capt. Nathan Baker' Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Death and Life of Capt. Baker was conceived with the idea that songs could be structured like gospel hymns layered in poetry. (more...)

Paul Dewitt Carrington Shares A LUCKY LAWYER'S LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Paul Dewitt Carrington's father enjoyed an eminent career as a Dallas lawyer while his uncle, Charles McCormick achieved fame as a law professor. Inspired by their two examples, the author embarked in 1957 on a career as a law professor, sometime lawyer, and advocate of diverse law reforms. (more...)

Sandy Bennett Art Gallery at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey Presents MOVING FORWARD/LOOKING BACK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Sandy Bennett Art Gallery at the Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey hosts Moving Forward/ Looking Back: A solo exhibition of mixed media paintings by Elizabeth Rundquist. The art exhibit is in residence at The Sandy Bennett Art Gallery on the 2nd floor of the bergenPAC from December 1-29, 2016. The gallery is open to the general public during box office hours Mon-Fri 11AM-6PM and Saturday 12PM-4PM and available to patrons of scheduled performances. There is a free reception open to the public on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 6PM-8PM. (more...)

Four Critically Acclaimed Leads Return to Headline Big League's National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The beloved holiday film is being brought to life live-on-stage as the award-winning Broadway show, A Christmas Story, The Musical, embarks on an eight-city National Tour this holiday season. Four leads from the 2015 tour will return to reprise their roles for the third season of Big League's critically acclaimed production. A Christmas Story, The Musical will debut in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre from November 29 - December 4 as part of the 2016/2017 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season. (more...)

Contemporary Art Seen through the Lens of Walter Benjamin's Magnum Opus
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Writings of Walter Benjamin, the influential German Jewish philosopher and cultural critic, are the basis for a contemporary art exhibition at the Jewish Museum from March 17 through August 6, 2017. The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin will examine themes in the author's magnum opus The Arcades Project via contemporary artworks, in media ranging from photography and video to sculpture and painting, and annotations by poet Kenneth Goldsmith. (more...)

BWW Review: Gabrielle Lamb Presents her Choreography
by Rose Marija - Nov 29, 2016

On November 18, 2016, at the Baruch Arts Center's Mason Hall, Gabrielle Lamb presented two of her numerous works, via two dance groups, The Joffrey Ensemble and her own company, Pigeonwing Dance. Lamb is a New York based choreographer who was a long time soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and in 2009 was invited by Christopher Wheeldon to join his company Morphoses in New York City. Her choreography is contemporary with a flair offered by her own personality and point of view. (more...)

Skidmore Theater's Fall 2016 Black Box Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Skidmore College Department of Theater is pleased to announce the premiere of a multilingual version of The Orphan Sea by Caridad Svich, 2012 Lifetime Achievement OBIE award winner. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NIGHT THOREAU SPENT IN JAIL at Ensemble Theatre
by Roy Berko - Nov 28, 2016

Henry David Thoreau was a rebel. A rebel with many causes. He opposed taxation, contested war on foreign soils, was a strong advocate for the abolition of slavery, refused to pay fees for things that he thought were earned and therefore should not cost money (e.g., as a Harvard graduate he rejected paying the dollar required for getting his official graduation certificate). He believed in the interdependence of man and nature, independent thinking, education through discovery, and he rebuffed organized religion. (more...)

Print Room at the Coronet Announces its Most Ambitious Season Yet for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's next season of work in its new, permanent home. (more...)

BWW Blog: Intolerance in the Art World Today
by Barry Kostrinsky - Nov 25, 2016

Who would have thunk it? The all excepting art world ready to hang shit on a wall or in a can, Piss on paper, have someone wank off under the platform of an exhibit or watch a dog get killed in a gallery has become intolerant. It is a strange sort of funny that shakes my bones when I see the liberal left, the intellectuals of the world and great thinkers show blatant disregard for the principals they preach. (more...)

Photo Flash: USO Families Get Free Performance of A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Over 100 military guests and their families attended a special performance of A Christmas Story: The Musical at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, in Lake Forest the evening of Thrusday, November 17. (more...)

Tis the Season to Enjoy December Events at CCBC!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year. So now is the time to get into the holiday spirit and celebrate the joy of the season by attending special seasonal events at the Community College of Baltimore County. (more...)

Val Kilmer Comes to San Jose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director), announced today that Val Kilmer will appear in person at the theatre on December 29 and December 30 to introduce two special film screenings of his one-man play about Mark Twain. (more...)

Tyne Daly, Jason Danieley and More Complete Cast for Transport Group's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group has announced that Tyne Daly (Master Class, Mothers and Sons, It Shoulda Been You, Rabbit Hole), Jason Danieley (The Visit, Chicago), Hannah Elless (Bright Star, Godspell), and Marc Kudisch (Hand to God, Finding Neverland) will join Richard Thomas ('The Americans,' You Can't Take it With You) in its concert of A Man of No Importance, which takes places Monday, December 5 at 8pm at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Give World Premiere of New Orchestral Work by Louis Andriessen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Marie-Josee Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic, which recognizes a composer for extraordinary artistic endeavor in the field of new music, has been awarded to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. (more...)

2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to Wow the Windy City This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The 2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, riding the wake of its inaugural success in 2015, is returning to wow the Windy City again, January 19-29, 2017. (more...)

A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES Opens Tonight at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with The Irish Repertory Theatre of New York's adaptation Dylan Thomas' iconic, A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES. Directed by Aaron Cromie, the production began with previews on November 15th, opens tonight, November 17th, and continues through December 23rd. (more...)

Wendy Dartnall Releases A WIND FROM THE EAST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Terry and Wendy Dartnall were married for 25 years, believing they were destined to be together and certain they found their soulmate in each other. (more...)

Nana's World Jazz Ensemble Announces Upcoming New York Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Nana Simopoulos, the internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and educator, released Skins, her seventh recording on June 20, 2016 (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum of Arts Presents 2016-2017 METLIVEARTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Throughout the 2016-17 season, the sound artist and master storyteller Nate DiMeo-whose popular podcast, The Memory Palace, a finalist for the 2016 Peabody Awards, paints vivid, poetic pictures of episodes in American history-will animate The Met by interrogating the collection to draw out the revealing secrets and stories of the art. (more...)

Great Lakes and USO of Illinois Families to Get Gree Performance of A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Citadel Theatre to give free, exclusive performance of A Christmas Story: The Musical to military families of the USO of Illinois  - Thursday evening - November 17  (more...)

Nakym Sheffield Launches ADMIRE MY STYLE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Nakym Sheffield, a husband, father, humanitarian, poet, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Admire My Style': a gripping and potent compilation of creative literature that enlightens the reader on such topics as religion, politics, love and pain. (more...)

PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD to Play Stages Repertory Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Stages continues its holiday tradition with the world premiere of PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD. This is the ninth British pantomime that Stages has produced, and the eighth to receive its world premiere at Stages during the holiday season. (more...)

Tribeca New Music to Continue 2016-17 Festival Season with THE DEBUSSY EFFECT and EX MACHINA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Tribeca New Music continues its 2016-2017 Festival season with a doubleheader concert featuring pianist Kathleen Supove and composer Neil Rolnick as they perform works from their new CDs The Debussy Effect (Supove) and EX MACHINA (Rolnick). (more...)

Fellowship for Performing Arts Announces Third Production For 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today a third production as part of the 2016/2017 season. (more...)

Depot Cooks up CINNAMON GRITS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

While the turkey is defrosting and place settings are being set for Thanksgiving dinner, the Depot Players are preparing Cinnamon GRITS.  The Christmas musical inspired by the "Girls Raised in the South" Writings of Erica McGhee, the show celebrates holiday traditions both old and new.  Playing December 13-18 on the Depot stage the musical is a season extra on the Depot's 36th Season. (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Plays Added Show This Week at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, will present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane. (more...)

Penny Arcade's LONGING LASTS LONGER Set for St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes Penny Arcade, legendary downtown New York writer, performance artist, actress and force for artistic resistance, for the American Premiere of her internationally acclaimed Longing Lasts Longer, December 1-11. (more...)

THE JACK LONDON STAGE AND FILM FESTIVAL Headed to The Mary Rodgers Room
by Movies News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On this, the centennial of the passing of famed author and adventurer, Jack London, join THE JACK LONDON STAGE AND FILM FESTIVAL on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at The Mary Rodgers Room, The Dramatists Guild, 1501 Broadway, NYC. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces 'Ticket To Dance' Free Class Promotion
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

For more than four decades, the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has graced the New York City Center stage, sharing the transformative power of dance. Returning this season, New Yorkers can experience dance on and off stage by partaking in a special offer, Ticket to Dance. The promotion allows audience members to try their first Ailey Extension class free with an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance ticket (offer expires after 60 days). Returning Ailey Extension students also receive a free class with the purchase of a 10-class card. (more...)

First Installment in Glagoslav's Collection of Polish Literature is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Summary: Forefathers' Eve [Dziady] is a four-part dramatic work begun circa 1820 and completed in 1832 - with Part I published only after the poet's death, in 1860. The drama's title refers to Dziady, an ancient Slavic and Lithuanian feast commemorating the dead. This is the grand work of Polish literature, and it is one that elevates Mickiewicz to a position among the 'great Europeans' such as Dante and Goethe. With its Christian background of the Communion of the Saints, revenant spirits, and the interpenetration of the worlds of time and eternity, Forefathers' Eve speaks to men and women of all times and places. While it is a truly Polish work - Polish actors covet the role of Gustaw/Konrad in the same way that Anglophone actors covet that of Hamlet - it is one of the most universal works of literature written during the nineteenth century. It has been compared to Goethe's Faust - and rightfully so. Forefathers' Eve initiated the great contribution of Poland to world theatre: Monumental Drama, which stretches from him through Stanis?aw Wyspia?ski to Tadeusz Kantor in our own day and age. About the Author: Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855) is the national poet of Poland. He was successful in every genre at which he tried his hand, setting the benchmark for excellence in poetry, prose and drama for all the writers that came after him. His lyric poems, collected in Ballads and Romances [Ballady i romanse, 1822], ushered in the Romantic Movement in Polish literature. His Erotic and Crimean Sonnets [Sonety mi?osne and Sonety krymskie, 1826] form one of the most accomplished cycles in that demanding form since Petrarch. His narrative poems, Konrad Wallenrod (1828) and Gra?yna (1823), reveal his sustained mastery with longer poetic genres. Mickiewicz's epic in twelve cantos, Pan Tadeusz (1834), is universally recognized as Poland's national epic, as well as the last Vergilian epic written in Europe. Prose occupies a rather minor niche in Mickiewcz's corpus of Writings. The quasi-Biblical Books of the Polish Nation and Polish Pilgrimage [Ksi?gi narodu i pielgrzymstwa polskiego, 1832] put the English reader in mind of a more practicable William Blake. With their socially and politically-applied Christianity, Mickiewicz had an appreciable influence on the thought of his friend, Lammenais. Finally, his Cours de litte?rature slave professe? au Colle?ge de France, delivered during his exile in Paris, and published posthumously in 1860, is one of the first balanced and comprehensive accounts of the Slavic traditions in literature and culture to meet Western eyes. It is impossible to assess the importance of Adam Mickiewicz to the Polish consciousness. During the period of the Partitions, which lasted from 1795 until 1918, Poles looked to Mickiewicz for the guidance that political figures could not supply them. He died in exile, trying to raise troops in Turkey for the Polish independence struggles. About the Translator: Charles S. Kraszewski (b. 1962) is a poet, translator and literary critic. He has published three volumes of original verse: Beast (Alexandria, 2013), Diet of Nails (Boston, 2013) and Chanameed (Atlanta, 2015). Among his critical works is Irresolute Heresiarch: Catholicism, Gnosticism and Paganism in the Poetry of Czes?aw Mi?osz (Newcastle-on-Tyne, 2012); many of his verse translations are collected in the volume Rossetti's Armadillo (Newcastle-on-Tyne, 2014). Review copies are available upon request. Title: Forefathers' Eve Author: Adam Mickiewicz Publisher: Glagoslav Publications Language: English ISBN: 9781911414001 Extent: 414 pages Format: paperback, hardback, e-book (more...)

BWW Review: Shoot Your Eye at A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at The Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - Dec 8, 2016

This musical is everything a piece of musical theater ought to be. There is a little prologue with the character of Jean Shepherd. We know immediately who is whom and the exact nature of the piece's dramatic crux. Devotees of the movie will find much that is familiar, though there has been some rearrangement, extension, enhancement and addition. Dialogue flows as stage dialogue should: with snappy delivery, different voices and more wit than is common in Real Life. Musical numbers are lively and either reveal character or move the plot. Scene changes are rapid and full of children's holiday pagent-styled elements. Ralphie's home is an adorable cutaway dollhouse. The cast is energetic and charming. This production should satisfy fans of musical theater, fans of the movie, fans of holiday shows, fans of family-friendly entertainment and really anyone who isn't a Grinch or a Scrooge. (more...)

Ailey's Five Week Holiday Season Continues
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's five-week engagement at New York City Center continues this week with the world premiere of MacArthur "Genius" Kyle Abraham's Untitled America on Wednesday, December 7th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD at Stages Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Stages continues its holiday tradition with the world premiere of PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion as they skip down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the way home. This is the ninth British pantomime that Stages has produced, and the eighth to receive its world premiere at Stages during the holiday season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

James Saito Takes on One Night Only Reading of Award-Winning Bulgarian Play
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and The New Literature from Europe Festival present Madam Mishima by Elena Alexieva - one man show inspired by the death of one of Japan's great post-war novelists Yukio Mishima. (more...)

La MaMa to Continue 'Coffeehouse Chronicles' Series with Performing Arts Journal 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

La MaMa presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #138 'PERFORMING ARTS JOURNAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY' on Saturday, December 17, 2o16 from 3 to 5 p.m. at La MaMa. (more...)

Local Children Cast in Shea's A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

This holiday season, for the first time in Buffalo, the award-winning Broadway hit A Christmas Story, The Musical, on tour in eight cities from November through December, brings the beloved classic movie to life at Shea's Buffalo Theatre December 13-18, 2016 for eight performances. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company's Announces 2017 Season and Season Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company announces its 2017 Cape May Mainstage Season. As usual, it includes classic gems, a world premiere, and radio-style shows. This year's theme is 'The American Dream.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Luciole International Theatre Company Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Luciole International Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts company dedicated to promoting international and multicultural exchanges through the arts, brings to life THE LITTLE PRINCE, a play by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. (more...)

Jackie Evancho to Perform Live in Concert at the Brown Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Jackie Evancho Live in Concert will hit the Brown Theatre (315 W. Broadway, Louisville) on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Bring Classic Movie to Life at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

This holiday season, for the first time in Buffalo, the award-winning Broadway hit A Christmas Story, The Musical brings the beloved classic movie to life at Shea's Buffalo Theatre December 13-18, 2016 for eight performances. (more...)

December Films at The Granada Theatre Feature SUMMER & SMOKE and ZUCCHERO: UNA ROSA BLANCA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Granada Theatre Film Series continues this December with two globally iconic films screened on the theater's 4k digital cinema system. Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series, and based on the Tennessee Williams play of the same name, Summer and Smoke will screen on Monday, December 5, 2016. The And The Band Played On Film Series follows on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 with the screening of Zucchero: Una Rosa Blanca, a powerful film documenting one of the largest and most popular music-concert performances in Cuban history. (more...)

Swedenborg Foundation Releases NEW JERUSALEM by Emanuel Swedenborg
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The New Century Edition translation of Emanuel Swedenborg's short work 'New Jerusalem' is now available, marking the first time in 109 years that this work has been translated in its entirety and more than twenty years since the Swedenborg Foundation has published this work as a stand-alone volume. (more...)

National Holiday Theater Announces Two Holiday Shows, Each Celebrating Three Favorite Seasonal Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

As its second entertainment, National Holiday Theater will present two readers' theater productions, each celebrating three favorite seasonal holidays. Performances will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, December 28 and 29, at the STARLITE ROOM, 1001 Cocoanut Ave. (corner of 10th Street) at 7:30pm. Tickets are available online at www.NationalHolidayTheatre.com for $17, with seating on a "first come, first seated" basis. (more...)

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